This wrapping paper set contains 3 pieces of paper with a swirling leaf print. This is a higher grade - slightly thicker and stronger paper. Each sheet measures 75 cm x 50 cm, enough to wrap a medium size gift. The paper is reusable and can be ironed lightly to remove creases. Some people love our paper sheets so much they frame and hang them! Great for all kinds of scrapbooking and creative arts.
This exquisite high quality handmade paper is an ancient traditional craft from Nepal. Known locally as "lokta", it is made from the Daphne Papyracea shrub which grows at an altitude of 6,500 to 9,500 feet. The lokta shrub regenerates after cutting thus preserving the fragile forest ecology of Nepal.
Paper making is a craft that primarily involves women in the production. This is why we love to support this industry. It also provides many jobs to people in rural areas (including sustainable harvesting and making of the paper sheets) where finding employment is a challenge. Most of the final processing is carried out mainly by women in Kathmandu.
The quality of this paper is so high, that the Japanese have tried for years to plant the same shrub in their country without success. Somehow it loves living in Nepal. The government of Nepal uses this paper for archiving as it has tremendous longevity. We've heard a claim of 1,000 years! We know it will last your life time and more if well protected from sun and other elements.
* You can use a marker or fountain pen on the paper and it will not bleed its that good!
* The color of the paper will remain intact if you keep it out of the sun (near windows).